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ENVY dv7t 7300 windows 7 install, is it possible

I recently purchased the ENVY dv7t - 7300 notebook.

 

Windows 8 is horrible and, should not be offered on this device, as to the lack of ease of use and this system.

 

Question:

Can I install windows 7 and if so, what might be any issues, I could run into.

I engoy the finger print security reader and in addition do not want to lose functionality to the web cam either.

Are there any driver issues I might run into or anything else?

 

I would really appreciate any support, that anyone can offer.

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Re: ENVY dv7t 7300 windows 7 install, is it possible

Hi:

 

Is it the quad or select edition, and what graphic adapter does it have?

 

No specs are provided on the support page.

 

 

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Re: ENVY dv7t 7300 windows 7 install, is it possible

Here are the specs for the ENVY I am asking about:

 

Performance

 

Processor             2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Quad-Core

Cache                   L3: 6MB

Memory                Slots: 2x DIMM
                             Type: DDR3 SDRAM
                              Installed: 8GB

Graphics Card      Type: Dedicated
                              Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Display

 

Type                          Widescreen

Size                            17.3"

Backlight                    LED

Aspect Ratio              16:9

Native Resolution       1600 x 900

Storage Hard Drive     Installed: 1TB 5400rpm
                                   Type: SATA

Optical Drive               SuperMulti DVD Burner

 

 

Input/Output Connectors

 

Ports                           3x USB 3.0 (A) SuperSpeed
                                   1x USB 2.0 (A) Hi-Speed

Display                       1x HDMI
                                   1x VGA

Audio                          1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
                                   1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
                                   4x Integrated Stereo Speakers Beats Audio with 4 speakers & 1 subwoofer
                                   1x Integrated Digital Microphone Dual array digital microphone

Flash Media Slot         1x SD
                                   1x MMC

Communications

 

Network                      10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)

Wi-Fi                           802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth                    Yes

Mobile Broadband      None

GPS                            None

Webcam                      Yes

 

General

 

Operating System       Windows 8 (64-bit)

Security                      HDD User Password Protection, Fingerprint Reader

Keyboard                    Type: Full-Size
                                   Features: Numeric Keypad

Pointing Device          TouchPad

Battery                        6-Cell Lithium-Ion Providing up to 3.5 Hours per Charge (62Wh)

Power Requirements  AC: 100-240 V AC
                                   Consumption: 90W

Dimensions (WxHxD)  16.3 x 1.4 x 10.8" / 41.4 x 3.6 x 27.4 cm

Weight                        6.94 lb / 3.15 kg

 

 

Thank you for any help...

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Re: ENVY dv7t 7300 windows 7 install, is it possible

You're very welcome.

 

The only thing I am not 100% sure would work is the webcam, but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't.

 

All of these W7 x64 drivers from this related model will work on yours.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=5276637&...

 

Make your set of W8 recovery disks first before attempting to downgrade.

 

Make a note of the graphics adapter in your notebook. I see from your listing below that it states Dedicated and Installed is the HD 4000. That would lead me to believe the notebook has switchable graphics (AMD/Intel).

 

You can confirm that by looking in the device manager under Display Adapters.  You should see an AMD and an Intel video adapter listed there.

 

You only install the AMD video driver for the graphics, as that contains drivers for both video cards as it states on the Description on the driver download page.

 

Make a note of what wireless card you have in your notebook, so you can install the right driver for it from the list.

 

Copy the SWSetup folder from the C:\ drive to a portable hard drive, as that contains all of the program installation files that came with your PC.

 

If they work on W7, they will be of value to you.

 

Should you have any difficulty finding the right driver to install for a particular component, please post the hardware ID for it and I will post the link to the driver you need.

 

If you don't know where to find the hardware ID, please read the info at the link below.

 

http://www.devicedriverfinder.com/blog/device-drivers/how-to-check-the-hardware-id-for-a-windows-dev...

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Re: ENVY dv7t 7300 windows 7 install, is it possible

Thank you very much for all the support.

 

I couldnt have asked for an better road map to follow.

 

I will try the mentioned items and keep everyone posted, as to my results.

 

 

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W8hater
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I have a similar problem, I have been "upgraded" to W7 from W8, now my biometric reader does not work. It says it has "no managent system" installed. I know how to use this program, I set up my wifes W8 HP that I bought her for X-mas. How do I fix this problem? The drivers are good, I even tried to update them, the update is the same as I have already, the rest of the issue has me for a loss. 

Bio Device

  Validity Sensors (WBF) (PID=0018)   It says it is working correctly......

 

Computer spec's (from system properties);

 

 Window 7

Service pack 1

Installed RAM 8.00 GB

Intel  CORE i5-3230M CPU@2.60GHz 2.60 GHz

64-bit

 

Original spec's;

 

     

 
   

   

 

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Re: ENVY dv7t 7300 windows 7 install, is it possible

Hi:

 

My recommendation would be for you to read this helpful guide on getting the fingerprint sensor to work.

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-Notebook-PC-Questions/Guide-to-the-Notebook-Fingerprint-Sensor-HP...

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W8hater
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Re: ENVY dv7t 7300 windows 7 install, is it possible

I am sorry, I was adding more information when you replied to me. Does the added information change anythiung from what you suggested?

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Re: ENVY dv7t 7300 windows 7 install, is it possible

Hi:

 

if the only issue you are having is the fingerprint sensor not working, then my previous suggestion still stands.

 

Unfortunately, I do not know anything about troubleshooting fingerprint sensors if you have installed the W7 driver and W7 software for the device from the related model I posted a while back.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=32...

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=32...

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Re: ENVY dv7t 7300 windows 7 install, is it possible

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Thank you, I will try them and see what comes up. I will post back here when I get it finished. I am trying to add a Kudo for you, but don't see how.........

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